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Google Meet Adds New Features, Enhances Telecommuting Capabilities

VCU Technology Services is pleased to offer multiple options to students, faculty, and staff for remote work and leisure during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. To accommodate increased demand for teleworking tools, Google has been upgrading the Meet application with new features.

All VCU Zoom Accounts Licensed

As of today, all VCU Zoom accounts are being issued as “Licensed”. It is no longer necessary for VCU customers to complete a request ticket. Simply log in at vcu.zoom.us with your VCU eID and password to have an account provisioned. Users still working with a “Basic” account should log out and back in again to get their new “Licensed” credentials. Refer […]

Faculty and Staff Adobe Home Device License

Attention Faculty and Staff: Adobe Acrobat and Creative Cloud license holders may install the software on multiple computers, including your home computer. The applications may be in use on two computers at the same time. If you have difficulty logging in to a third computer, you must log out on one of the other computers […]

Faculty and Staff Student Response System Survey

Faculty and Staff Student Response System Survey The new VCU Student Response System, Top Hat, was fully implemented at the start of the fall semester. Academic Technologies would greatly appreciate your feedback, which will assist us with addressing concerns, understanding the features that are most important to you, and planning for future enhancements. Please take […]

New Gmail Updating for All Users

University Gmail users were given the option to switch to the new Gmail in May.  Those who have not yet switched will be automatically moved by Google on or after September 18, 2018, with the option to opt out of the new experience until October 16th, 2018. The new Gmail will become permanent after October […]

Training Opportunity – Advanced Features of Zoom for Virtual Collaboration

As a follow-up to the “Basics” training this past April, which included over 100 attendees, a representative from Zoom will host an advanced session exclusively for VCU faculty and staff on Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30 pm. A range of advanced features will be demonstrated and explained, followed by a Q&A period for live interaction. If […]

Blackboard System Upgrade is Complete

The Blackboard System upgrade to the Q4 2017 Release is complete. The site was brought back online at 12:30 pm, Wednesday, May 16th, 2018. Tutorials and help articles have been updated and are available in the Technology Services askIT Knowledge Base for Blackboard 9.1. If you discover any issues or have questions concerning Bb or at any […]

Additional Verification Prompt Coming May 7 to Chrome

Since our organization uses SAML to sign users into G Suite services, starting sometime after May 7th, 2018,… Read the full story

Campus Card Services Upgrade Scheduled, March 6-8, 2018

Campus Card Services will be performing a system upgrade to the card application and building access systems March 6-8, 2018. During this time, RamBucks, Meal Plans, Dining Dollars and Housestaff plans will not be available for payment.  Card production, CS Gold, AdminWeb, RamsLaundry, myVCUCard.com, attendance monitoring, and mobile reader services will not be available. All […]

Google Calendar and Resources Have a New Look

Google has redesigned the web calendar including a redesign of conference room (resource) scheduling. Since November, Google’s new calendar has been available to all users. On February 28, all users will be moved to the new calendar when Google removes access to the old design. Calendar sharing to those outside the VCU domain will also […]

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